This collection of resources is produced by the Core Maths Support Programme to support the implementation of Core Maths. The collection contains a range of activities all designed to enable students to use and apply statistics in unfamiliar contexts.


Which Team Won?

This resource can be used as an introductory exercise into mathematical modelling. The problem is to decide on the winning team in a race. Students need to examine the data and decide on a model to determine the winner.

This brief overview...

Baby boom

This Core Maths task explores the Normal distribution through looking at the weights of new born babies.

Baby boom: Teacher guidance
This teacher guidance gives an overview of the task including prior student knowledge, suggested approaches and possible extensions.


Anthropometric data

In this Core Maths task, based on a resource developed by the Nuffield Foundation, students are given a large dataset of children’s and young adults’ anthropometric data to use to investigate whether particular sets of data are related. The students are asked to present their findings in the form of a report/...

Hot shot- a question of consistency

This Core Maths resource is a precursor to the linked tasks of Due dates, Baby boom and Chicken and egg, on the Normal distribution....


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